Sandown Stakes

  • Date: Saturday November 12, 2016
  • Racecourse: Sandown
  • Race Distance: 1500m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Prize Money: $150,000

2016 Sandown Stakes News

Charmed Harmony to be set for another Spring Carnival Campaign

Charmed Harmony to be set for another Spring Carnival Campaign

Trainer John Sadler still thinks Charmed Harmony has plenty to offer on the race track and the rising eight year old will be set for another Melbourne Spring Carnival campaign.

Charmed Harmony, above, is being set for another Spring Carnival campaign. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

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The 2016 Sandown Stakes is a Group 2 contest held at Sandown Racecourse every year at the end of the Melbourne spring racing carnival in November. The race is a quality handicap and worth $150,000 to the winners.

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It is held on Zipping Classic day, the biggest card hosted by the Melbourne Racing Club at Sandown every year.

It’s run over a trip of 1500m and held alongside other feature events including the Group 1 Zipping Classic, Group 2 Sandown Guineas, Group 3 Eclipse Stakes, Group 3 Summoned Stakes, Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes and three listed events, one of which is the Sandown Cup.

The Sandown Stakes was known as the ‘Alannah & Madeline Foundation Stakes’ in 2011, and has also been known as the Race-Tech Stakes.

Being the final black type race during the spring carnival in Melbourne over the sprint / mile trip this event does usually have a good level of participation.

Condition is the key going into it and horses at the end of a long prep may struggle thanks to the long and uphill home straight.

That means fresher horse can be suited as well as those that are genuine milers more than sprinters.

Recent form is also a key performance indicator and can be more of a guide than simply what grade of race they contested previously.

Previous Sandown Stakes winners include Titanic Jack in 2005, Chasm in 2008, Larry’s Never Late in 2010 and Under The Eiffel in 2011.

2016 Sandown Stakes Field

The Sandown Stakes field regularly features a healthy line up of quality handicappers. Most of the horses which end up in the final Sandown Stakes field are fairly well experienced across distances similar to the 1500m.

The 2016 Sandown Stakes field will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 236033×850 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir 5 59kg 108
2 2171111146 ROYAL RAPTURE Darren Weir 7 56.5kg 103
3 0x66850x60 SLIGHTLY SWEET Jason Coyle Ms Kathy O’Hara 1 54kg 92
4 1x5120x5x2 REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 4 54kg 91
5 x65948x232 SOVEREIGN NATION David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 3 54kg 86
6 4760×67083 INSPECTOR Peter White Dean Yendall 2 54kg 81
7 55156×6054 UN DE SCEAUX Todd Balfour 6 54kg 72

2016 Sandown Stakes Nominations

The Sandown Stakes nominations attract horses from a fairly diverse range of preparations. Because it runs so near to the end of the spring racing carnival, a number of the horses in the Sandown Stakes nominations are seeking a final black-type run before resting for a while.

The 2016 Sandown Stakes nominations will be published below.

Sandown Stakes Results

Sandown Stakes results, place getters and winning times since 2000 are shown below.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2016 1 Redkirk Warrior 2 Stratum Star 3 Un De Sceaux  1:30.6
2015 1 Charmed Harmony 2 Tashbeeh 3 Burning Front  1:29.4
2014 1 Pornichet 2 General Groove 3 Spacecraft  1:29.6
2013 1 Mahisara 2 Go The Knuckle 3 Galah  1:23.5
2012 1 Mahisara 2 Morant 3 Raspberries  1:29.2
2011 1 Under The Eiffel 2 Sistine Angel 3 Orbit Express  1:32.4
2010 1 Larry’s Never Late 2 Demerit 3 Rockpecker  1:33.2
2009 1 Nine Tales 2 Jungle Ruler 3 Itsamonty  1:30.6
2008 1 Chasm 2 Marching 3 Orbit Express  1:31.8
2007 1 Gotta Have Heart 2 Royal Ida 3 Great Is Great  1:24.9
2006 1 Swick 2 Anwaar 3 Cargo Cult  1:22.0
2005 1 Titanic Jack 2 Zankel 3 Chickaloo  1:31.5
2004 1 Amtrak 2 Smart And Mighty 3 Shadowmaker  1:27.8
2003 1 Chong Tong 2 Lord Volksraad 3 Green Pick  1:23.5
2002 1 Salgado 2 Mr Magoo 3 Lord Erin  1:22.7
2001 1 Little Dozer 2 Le Zagaletta 3 Dynamic Love  1:23.2
2000 1 Normal Practice 2 Ab Initio 3 Cellar  1:21.4